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Unsure if my quail is nesting

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OK so it looks as though we hav about 16 to 17 eggs all laid in one spot. Though I can't tell if my quail is nesting (if that makes sense) so what I mean is today and yesterday I noticed that she has been sitting and covering over her pile of eggs all of a sudden but every now and then she gets off I think to eat and drink. So I guess my question is, is my quail trying or wanting to hatch her eggs? I don't know how to explain myself lol. Some help would be great thank you in advance ..
post #2 of 8

It sounds as if she is getting ready to set.  You may want to reduce the eggs to a number that she can effectively cover and brood just in case.

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post #3 of 8
She could be laying an egg a day or so and she will incubate them all together once done laying so they hatch at the same time
post #4 of 8
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She has piled them all ontop if each other. I gave them some pillow cases for warmth and I thought it would be comfy for them and she has made a nest instead from them n brought the side ride up.. I might see if I can get a pic.
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With eggs piled on top of one another it will be impossible for her to turn them and warm them effectively.

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post #6 of 8
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Last night they were spread evenly, and she was sitting on them and the same as this morning but now they r piled up. Still very warm but she is not on them,. I did clean the cage so maybe she was trying to protect them from me.. I will check again later.
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I can't post a pic.
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